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Sediments from Shatt al-Arab Entering Persian Gulf by Iraq – October 22nd, 2010

29.9N 48.7E

October 22nd, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Rivers, Sediments

Iraq - October 13th, 2010

Sediments pour through the channels of the mouth of the Shatt al-Arab, the river created by the confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates, and into the Persian Gulf. These sediments appear tan closest to the rivermouth, then take on a greenish blue hue as they mix with the gulf waters and become diluted.

In the full image, some sand can also be seen blowing above the river and over the gulf. It is easiest to observe slightly further inland, as it and the sediments share a similar color and are thus difficult to distinguish.

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